UK matchplay championship GRAND FINAL tees off in DUBAI
Competitors will compete over three rounds at The Els Club during a weeklong trip that also included flights to the Emirate and accommodation at the stunning Courtyard by Marriott
Dubai, U.A.E. – May 7, 2012: The Matchplay Championship Grand Final, one of Europe’s largest amateur golf tournaments started today at The Els Club, Dubai. Competitors, most of whom are first time visitors to Dubai, arrived over the weekend and checked into the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, which is located minutes away from The Els Club.
First launched in 2003, this annual event flies out 40 players to Dubai who qualified through Matchplay qualifying rounds and a Regional Final in the UK. A competitive tournament with an essence of camaraderie has created a unique feel to this years’ Grand Final, as players bask in the delights of Dubai’s first-class hospitality.
“Dubai is a great golfing destination, and we are thrilled to host the UK Matchplay Championships here at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community,” commented Oliver Kahf, Cluster General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek and Dubai Green Community. “The facilities at Courtyard by Marriott are perfectly aligned with what the golfers need after a long day in the sun on the greens, whereby it is an oasis of tranquility, with world class restaurants, a beautiful pool and a range of cuisines, with free WIFI connectivity everywhere and the hotel looks over into the lake.”
The Matchplay Championship 3-day grand final showdown is from 7th – 9th May 2012 at The Els Club, wherein 40 golfers will stake their claim for the title after securing their place on the course after their success in the Matchplay qualifying rounds.
For further details on the Matchplay Championship, visit www.matchplaychampionship.co.uk
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About the Courtyard Dubai, Green Community
At the four-star Courtyard Dubai, Green Community, everyone from solo corporate travelers to young families will feel welcome with this Jebel Ali hotel’s combination of resort facilities, luxurious accommodations and diverse dining. Convenient to Al Maktoum, Dubai and Abu Dhabi international airports, this business hotel features thoughtful touches for the working traveler, including a full business center, limousine airport transfers, 24-hour room and concierge services and a gym. For those who are here to relax and explore, days can be spent lounging by the outdoor pool and whirlpool or visiting nearby attractions including Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai Global Village, the zoo, museum, Dubai Autodrome or the Dolphinarium. Luxurious accommodations feature the comforts and conveniences of home, and include large desks, Internet access, phones with voicemail, minibars, tea/coffee service, TVs with international cable/satellite channels and Marriott’s signature Revive bedding package, including thicker mattresses and fluffier pillows. Mealtime at the Courtyard Dubai, Green Community is an adventure, with five different options, including rustic Italian dishes, wood-oven pizzas and an antipasti counter at Cucina Italian Kitchen and a menu of grilled steaks and seafood at The Pine Grill; almost every venue takes advantage of this hotel’s lake views with outdoor seating. With a location near Dubai Media and Internet cities, Dubai Investment Park and Dubai World Central and Community, this hotel is the ideal venue for corporate events and conferences, and offers more than 11,150 sq ft of event space that includes an on-site exhibition space.
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